The National Weather Service (NWS) held a Special Weather Briefing today in reference to the potential for Severe Weather in our area Wednesday.
The present Forecast indicates that there will be multiple rounds of severe weather Wednesday and Wednesday night.
All of our area is under a “Moderate Risk” for Severe Storms with this event and this is the second highest severe weather category. The “Moderate Risk” is not often issued for Georgia and usually only occurs 1-2 times within a year.
The main threat with this system is Tornadoes including very strong (EF2>) tornadoes and also long track tornadoes which stay on the ground for extended periods of time.
There is a 45% probability of severe weather in the area on Wednesday compared to only a 30% probability on Monday.
There is a 70%-90% chance of Strong Tornadoes impacting the “Marginal Risk” area Wednesday. (We only see this in our area every few years)
Current Forecasts indicate three possible rounds of severe weather on Wednesday.
Round 1: Central or North Georgia, 1000 hours to 1400 hours
Round 2: Central Georgia, 1400 hours to 1900 hours
Round 3:North Georgia, 1900 hours to 2300 hours
This system has the potential to be a very serious severe weather outbreak in Georgia.